Can I contribute to an IRA if I am covered by a retirement plan?

Can I contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA if I’m covered by a retirement plan at work? Yes, you can contribute to a traditional and/or Roth IRA even if you participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan (including a SEP or SIMPLE IRA plan).

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Then, can I contribute to both a 401k and an IRA?

The quick answer is yes, you can have both a 401(k) and an individual retirement account (IRA) at the same time. … These plans share similarities in that they offer the opportunity for tax-deferred savings (or, in the case of the Roth 401k or Roth IRA, tax-free earnings).

Consequently, can I contribute to an IRA if I had a 401k for part of the year? Short answer: Yes, you can contribute to both a 401(k) and an IRA, but if your income exceeds the IRS limits, you might lose out on one of the tax benefits of the traditional IRA. … (Even if you’re ineligible to deduct your IRA contribution, you can still contribute to an IRA.

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